Bruins renew ECHL affiliate agreement with Stingrays

Bruins renew ECHL affiliate agreement with Stingrays
July 31, 2014, 11:30 am
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The Bruins signed off on continuing the same player development chain that’s been in effect over the last few years as they renewed their affiliation agreement with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays. It marks the third straight season that the Stingrays will serve as an East Coast league landing spot for Bruins organizational players like Chris Casto and Adam Morrison, who both played for the Stingrays last season.

In an interesting change the Stingrays will also serve as an ECHL affiliate for the Washington Capitals, marking the first time they’ve serviced two NHL franchises since 1994-95.

“It has been a great relationship,” said Stingrays Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery. “We have a lot of respect for the way they do things in Providence and Boston. We are happy to be back on board, and excited about the future with them.”

The Stingrays have played in North Charleston, South Carolina since 1993 and are the first professional ice hockey team established in the state of South Carolina.  Prior to joining the Bruins organization for the 2012-13 season, the Stingrays were the ECHL affiliate for the NHL’s Washington Capitals from 2004 to 2012.
South Carolina Stingray alumni in the NHL include Rich Peverley, Martin Biron, Deryk Engelland, James Reimer and Braden Holtby among others.